1

I want to know if which one is correct, for example I want to say: "The people who is in charge of this process" or "The people who are in charge of this process". I'm a bit confused because of the "who" word in the middle of the sentence.

closed as off-topic by Janus Bahs Jacquet, Benyamin Hamidekhoo, Christi, Hellion, choster Nov 28 '13 at 6:12

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. A list of these references can be found here: List of general references" – Janus Bahs Jacquet, Benyamin Hamidekhoo, Christi, Hellion, choster
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

5

In this case you would say "The people who are in charge of the process". Here, 'people' is plural, and refers to a group of more than one person, hence the use of 'are', rather than 'is'.

If just one person were in charge, you would say "The person who is in charge of the process".

  • But 'population', is usually singular. 'The population of the United Kingdom is about 61 million'. But 'electorate' can be either singular or plural. 'The electorate is divided on the issue'. 'The electorate are literate and politically aware'. – WS2 Nov 26 '13 at 21:18
2

ARE is the right one. basically because it refers to a group of individuals rather than a community labeled under a name.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.